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the exporters going down and then the wild card here is what is the government going to do with taxes, how does that affect business and consumer spending. so we're on that road, but the road is-- it needs a lot of pavement, stuart. hopefully our government will do the right thing by us. >> hopefully. >> stay there for a second, carol, i want your opinion on another news item. and we broke the story yesterday, union membership, it's way down. i've got some numbers for you, in all, 400,000 workers, less left the labor movement, gone, 400,000, the state of wisconsin lost 46,000, 13%. indiana, where a law passed last year that doesn't require workers to pay a union fee, still allows them to benefit from collective bargaining, that lost more than 56,000 union members in that state. down 18%. most of the municipal workers, by the way. and these are the lowest union levels since 1916, i believe. carol, it occurs to me that unions have a lot of political power at the moment, but they're sharply declining membership. >> they do. and you know, it's funny, i am he' the daughter of a union electrician so
're in a minority in the senate and chuck schumer talking about a budget but one that will have more tax increases in it. >> one of the good things is, it's hard to do things like that in the senate if you don't have a preexisting law that does that for you. so i think we're done with the revenue discussion. now it's about getting spending under control, and i think republicans are going to be united on this. i hope very united. because we need to save this country from the fiscal ruin that awaits us if we stay on this road. >> what do you think has happened to your fellow republicans. like they lost their backbones? >> i don't know about that. neil. i think that -- when i talked to my fellow senators, there's a really strong resolve to make progress on this front. we got big battles coming up. i think we have to make sure the savings of the sequester stays in play. and win the continuing resolution expires in march, we have to make sure a continuation doesn't occur. i think my colleagues on the other side of the aisle will be engaged in that fight to preserve those things but we'll be battling a
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mickelson after he said high taxes might chase him out of his home state of california. why one of the world's highest paid athletes is now why he is saying he is sorry? bill: man, have you been outside? it is epic cold. this is gripping most of the country. windchill readings falling to 30 below. if you live there, you know how cold it is. that is chick -- chicago screen left. how can avoid being outside. martha: good idea. >> keep moving. layers. i have on like three layers. if i need to i take something off, put something on as need be. i used to say the summer was worse but now i want to say the winter. at a dry cleaner, we replaced people with a machine. what? customers didn't like it. so why do banks do it? hello? hello?! if your bank doesn't let you talk to a real person 24/7, you need an ally. hello? ally bank. your money needs an ally. bill: mitt romney heads to washington, d.c.. two of his former aides saying the former republican presidential nominee and his wife ann will be in the nation's capitol, make that friday, for a luncheon in their honor. friday is the luncheon. the forme
the high speed computer trades. >> is there any downside to a tax? >> yeah, if you're a hedge fund manager or one of the high-speed traders, you're going to have to pay some tax and it's going to discourage you from making bets that distort the market. for the rest of us, i don't see a downside, ed. >> how would we make a determination? because you know they would come back and say oh, this is really going to hurt the economy. how would this hurt the economy? >> i don't see how discouraging speculation, which is almost all done with borrowed money. they effectively borrow money at a rate of 30 to 1. you put 3% down and borrow the rest of the money. i don't see how this hurts the economy. and if we reduce this volatility and reduce market distortion, we can get back to having a market focused on investments that create production in the future and wealth in the future, not creaming the market today through speculation. >> quickly, you think this is something congress could embrace? >> not probably in this congress in the house, but i think this is an idea. it's been around for 80 ye
to eliminate a lot of tax breaks and loopholes that we heard from our colleagues about in order to reduce the deficit in a balanced way. if you don't do that, you sock it to everybody else in the country. let's pass a balanced approach to reducing our deficit and not one that takes it out of the expenditure. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from michigan. mr. camp: i would just say w have already increased the debt limit over $5 trillion in the obama administration, almost a 50% inkeys in the debt limit. let me also say we have had many several, temporary short-term increases in the de limit before there's been a more permanent long-term increase in 1987, 1990, 1996. it is not unprecedented, the action we're going to be taking today. with that, i yield two minutes to the distinguished member of the ways and means committee, the gentleman from washington state, mr. reichert. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. reichert: thank you, mr. speaker. let me see if i can simplify this a little bit. so there's three branc
problem. and the president wants to increase taxes to continue the spending. >> these democrats are going to spend us right into bankruptcy. they're not serious about getting things under control and stopping the spending. >> the white house is so unserious about cutting spending. >> none of that is true. i mean, to the extent that true means attached to facts. here is spending under bush. here is spending under clinton. here is how spending has dropped under president obama. these guys were not mad about george w. bush's big spike in spending, buzz they have decided to get really mad at the guy who is fixing that, and that anger is weird enough on its own terms. it's weird enough that this republican analysis of this problem is so divorced from reality. but what today's news reminded us is it's not just the analysis that is weird, it's also the purpose of the analysis, what they are using this cockamamy backwards analysis to justify that is really deeply strange. for decades, raising the debt ceiling was something that congress has been willing to do. since the presidency of fdr, congres
gains taxes kicked in this year. other investors are clearly choosing to exit now competition heating up so it's really becoming a huge factor. there are a lot of quality alternatives out there. you look at the tablet and smartphone arena, carol, it's getting crowded but they still sold 48 million iphones and almost 23 million ipads in the latest quarter. apple sold 12.6 million ipods so keep the finger off the panic button, let's not get too crazy just yet. >> that's wall street, isn't it? panic, panic panic, then don't. thanks so much, alison. >>> fighting words from house speaker john boehner he says president obama is out to annihilate the republican party. do you agree? that's our talk back question today. [ wind howls ] [ dog barks ] ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] something powerful is coming. ♪ see it on february 3rd. ♪ see it on february 3rd. hey, buddy? oh, hey, flo. you want to see something cool? snapshot, from progressive. my insurance company told me not to talk to people like you. you always do what they tell you? no... try it, and see what your good driving can save you. y
. boehner said we're not going to raise taxes on the american people, blah, blah blah. here we go again. i saw an interesting thing in the "new york times" yesterday. this is not enough revenue to -- you know -- the president what we got in the last fiscal cliff, right? >> yeah, $700 billion over ten years. >> stephanie: but the point is and we can say it over and over people do not want the safety nets cut. this -- this piece said citizens of other advanced nations appear to agree it is worth the price. americans have been more hostile toward taxation than other countries. there's pew poll almost two to one it was more important to avoid cuts in social security payments, and this for everybody. 74% of american oppose shorter days or more crowded classrooms. clearly americans value government services. we may welcome an opportunity to save them. what do you think about all of that? >> i think it's very accurate. the american people basically want to do everything -- they want to eat everything drink everything they want to drink, smoke everything they want to smoke, and
. and there's the overarching question of taxes and spending and entitlements. where do you put the challenges this session faces in terms of history? is this 1981? is this 2009? how are you feeling about the weight of what you have to deal with? >> well, first let me say there is bipartisan agreement that your book on jefferson is absolutely fantastic. >> all right. >> that's among the leadership as well as the rank and file members of the united states senate. >> i appreciate that. >> people are reading it all over the place. from my standpoint, we're really looking at the greatest threat to our national security is our debt. it has to do with our children and our grandchildren's futures. as i travel wyoming and have telephone town hall meetings, the things that really come up, people are saying i'm not worried for me. i'm worried for my kids and grandk grandkids, and are we still going to have america in the future with this kind of debt? who will we owe our future to? >> senator barrasso, i want to ask you about your piece in this morning's "wall street journal." i can reduce it down for e
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